Lesbian & Gay Psychotherapy Association


Find a Psychotherapist

who Provides a Safe Environment for Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transsexual Clients in the Greater Los Angeles and Southern California areas


Member Benefits

  • Online Referral Directory Listing JOIN NOW!
    • Includes your practice information, map, link to your website, photo gallery, and contact information
    • Optional Premium Listing for preferred ranking in search results
    • Banner ads available to Members ADVERTISE NOW!
  • Social engagements with other gay and lesbian professional organizations such Southern California LGBT Association
  • Reduced fees for parties and events
  • Networking opportunities with other health care professionals
  • Invitiations to special LAGPA events JOIN NOW!

We look forward to seeing all of you at our upcoming socials and events. Join us for networking and fun with your friends in the LGBT community!

Latest News & Classifieds
(February-March-April-May 2016 newsletter in PDF format) (allow up to 1 -2 minutes to download large file)

  1. Executive Director's Report: NEW 2016 ACTIVIST BOARD (page 2)
  2. Statements from Current & New Board Members About What LAGPA Means to Them (pages 6-7)
  3. Meet Your New Board Members (page 13)
  4. Articles and Headlines:
    • Lesbian Pioneer Jeanne Cordova Dies at 67 (page 15)
    • A letter About Dying, To My LGBT Communities (Page 16)
    • Noted Psychiatrist Robert Spitzer Dies at 83 (page 18)
  5. Past Social and Educational Events (photo collage):
    • Winter Social (page 25)
    • Booth at Finding Freedom Conference in Palm Springs (page 27)
    • 20th LGBTQI Conference Nov 2015 (pages 28-29)
  6. Classified Ads (page 31-33)



Calendar 2016


2-4 educational workshops - TBA


Free movie nights - TBA

June 12

CSW Pride Parade float

July 7-17

Outfest booth as Community Supporter

Aug. 14

Summer Pool Party with SCLMA and LGBT Bar at the home of Liliane McCaine

Oct. 15

Models of Pride Booth USC

Oct. 15

LACPA booth

Late Oct/Early Nov

21st Annual Conference

Dec. 10

Winter Social at the home of new SCLMA president Robert Chang

Jan. 13-15, 2017

Finding Freedom Workshop booth (Palm Springs)



Click here to see what we did in 2015 and 2014


Our 2015 Conference Success with almost 100 attendees

20th Annual LGBTQI Psychotherapy Conference

Date: November 15, 2015
Antioch University
Los Angeles, CA

Lauren D. CostineThe Lesbian and Gay Psychotherapy Association of Southern California, Inc. (LAGPA) announces its Twentieth Annual LGBTQI Psychotherapy Conference. The conference is a one-day event co-hosted and co-sponsored by Antioch University Los Angeles (AULA) and the Masters in Psychology/Clinical Psychology LGBT Specialization. The conference is being held Sunday November 15, 2015 in Culver City, CA at AULA and presents academic research and expertise on LGBTQI issues and concerns to professionals working with these clients in their psychotherapy practices. The conference is designed to meet the educational needs of psychiatrists, psychologists, LCSW, LMFT, MSW, CAADAC Certified and Registered addiction professionals, interns, and students of psychology, and earns continuing education credits from APA, BBS, and CAADAC. Approximately 100 working professionals are expected to attend.

For our twentieth anniversary conference, we wanted a truly special speaker. Lauren D. Costine, Ph.D., is not only a graduate of AULA and past board member of LAGPA, but her soon-to-be released book—Lesbian Love Addiction: Understanding the Urge to Merge and How to Heal When Things Go Wrong—establishes her as a leading expert in the field. Besides being one of the founding members of The LGBT Specialization in Clinical Psychology at AULA in 2006, she is currently the Chief Clinician of BLVD Treatment Centers - an intensive outpatient treatment center based in Hollywood, CA - where she founded their LGBTQ-Affirmative Track – one of the first of its kind on the West Coast. Dr. Costine is a recognized expert in LGBT-Affirmative Psychotherapy and pioneer in Lesbian-Affirmative Therapy.


The 2015 Conference Brochure and Registration form is now available. Please use the links below. The brochure is a large file and may take several minutes to download. For a quick reference guide, download the 1-page flyer. Being a LAGPA member saves you over 25% on entry fees. If you are not a member, please consider becoming one before the Conference to gain these savings.

  • 2015 Brochure PDF / Word Doc (allow 20-30 seconds for the very large document to download to your computer)
  • 2015 1-page Flyer PDF / Word Doc
  • 2015 Registration Form PDF
  • 2015 Online Registration ONLINE FORM


Approximately 100 professionals attend our conference. What better way to reach this targeted audience than to sponsor or advertise? Attached are the appropriate forms. We can still accommodate booths. Please see the attached Sponsorship Form.

Want more information? Contact Chuck Stewart

Follow LAGPA

Featured Listings